1874 Northwich v Daisy Hill (Kick off 3pm)
North West Counties League Division One
Venue Select Security Stadium, Lower House Lane, Widnes, WA8 7DZ
Referee Peter Shacklady
Admission Adults £5, Concessions (NUS/OAP) £3, Under 12s Free
1874 (from) Conkie (GK), Bowyer, Duckworth, Farnworth, Mitchell, Tagoe, Thomas, Aston, Bailey, Jones, Stewart, Woods, Woolley, Brandon, Lunn, McGregor, Ward, Wellstead
Injured Foy (leg)
Leading scorer Mike Brandon (26)
Form (Past six home in league) W W W W D L
Record (home) P10 W6 D2 L2 F20 A9 Pts20
Record (overall) Pos4 P23 W15 D4 L4 F50 A24 Pts49
Leading scorer Andrew Buckley (6)
Form (Past six away in league) L L L L L L
Record (away) P11 W2 D0 L9 F9 A39 Pts6
Record (overall) Pos17 P26 W5 D2 L19 F35 A79 Pts17
1874 NORTHWICH will play their first league match of the calendar year against one of the section’s strugglers this Saturday.
Guests Daisy Hill have failed to win since the end of September, a sequence of 17 matches in all competitions.
The Bolton-based team has been beaten in seven successive away games in Division One since then, letting in 32 goals.
They did push Ian Street’s men though during the teams’ previous meeting back in August, succumbing only to Adam Foy’s winner with three minutes left.
Attacker Chris Lunn is available again tomorrow, Saturday, after sitting out the past two matches cup tied, while the hosts hope to be able to call on Danny Thomas too.
If he returns, then Street could advance Michael Aston to a more familiar midfield position.
A victory in midweek for Formby, conquered by Northwich in the League Challenge Cup last weekend, leaves the distance between the teams at six points.
1874 have a game in hand though, plus still have to play the Squirrels again.